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BVI Costs Clarity: Court Finds Foreign Lawyers' Costs 'Generally Recoverable'
In the recent decision of Garkusha v Yegiazaryan and Ors the Court of Appeal created some doubt as to the recoverability and legality of foreign lawyers working on matters being litigated before the Courts in the BVI.
British Virgin Islands
27 Jul 2016
At What Costs? Court Of Appeal Ruling Raises Questions About BVI Legal Profession Act
In Garkusha v Yegiazaryan and Ors (BVIHCMAP 2015/0010), the full Court of Appeal held that the fees of foreign lawyers not licensed under the Legal Profession Act 2015 (the Act) are not recoverable in a costs assessment.
British Virgin Islands
16 Jun 2016
BVI Commercial Court Appoints Two New Judges
Harneys is pleased to report the appointments of Justice Sher QC and Justice Wallbank to the BVI Commercial Court, as Commercial Court Judges, commencing in May.
British Virgin Islands
3 May 2016
Disclosure Of Information In The BVI
Disclosure orders constitute a very powerful weapon for the tracking down and recovery of assets.
British Virgin Islands
20 Apr 2016
Fairfield Sentry - New Guidance From The BVI Court
After the decision of the Privy Council in April 2014, the long running Fairfield Sentry case continued today with the new judgment of Leon J. concerning the status of the related US Bankruptcy Court proceedings.
British Virgin Islands
23 Mar 2016
The BVI's New Legal Profession Act: What English QCs Need To Know
In late 2015, after nearly a decade of consultation and back-and-forth, the BVI passed into law a new Legal Profession Act (LPA) regulating inter alia admissions and practice.
British Virgin Islands
25 Feb 2016
BVI Insolvency Law In 60 Seconds
Insolvency law in the British Virgin Islands is almost entirely codified in the Insolvency Act 2003 and supplemented by the Insolvency Rule 2005.
British Virgin Islands
26 Oct 2015
BVI Arbitration Act Interim Relief
Following the Black Swan decision the British Virgin Islands (BVI) Court has exercised a power to grant free-standing injunctions to safeguard assets in support of foreign proceedings.
British Virgin Islands
18 Feb 2015
BVIís Arbitration Act 2013 Is Now In Force
The British Virgin Islandsí Arbitration Act 2013 is a landmark piece of legislation which is expected to propel alternative dispute resolution in the BVI into high gear.
British Virgin Islands
20 Oct 2014
BVI Court Issues Pivotal Guidance On Exclusive Jurisdiction Clause
Winding up proceedings brought on just and equitable grounds relating to BVI companies will not be caught by an exclusive jurisdiction clause contained in a shareholders agreement.
British Virgin Islands
20 Oct 2014
The BVI Arbitration Act: A Significant Legislative Milestone
The British Virgin Islandsí government has announced by proclamation that the Arbitration Act 2013 will come into force on 1 October 2014.
British Virgin Islands
11 Aug 2014
The Big Chill
Phillip Kite of Harneys looks at the subject of injunctions generally with a particular emphasis on recent case law on freezing orders.
British Virgin Islands
27 May 2014
Cayman Liquidation Committees -- What Prospective Members Need To Know
In this guide Harneys considers the role and function of a liquidation committee appointed under the Cayman Islandsí Companies Winding Up Rules.
Cayman Islands
27 May 2014
The Confidential Relationships (Preservation) Law: Confidentiality Legislation In Cayman
A duty of confidence has been imposed by statute on certain categories of person in the Cayman Islands.
Cayman Islands
27 May 2014
BVI Case Notes, October 2013
Below is a summary of recent cases out of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) Commercial Court, compiled by Harneysí Litigation team.
British Virgin Islands
4 Nov 2013
BVI Case Notes, May 2013
Recent cases out of the British Virgin Islands Commercial Court deal with issues including third party costs and the applicability of Black Swan freezing relief in support of foreign derivative claims.
British Virgin Islands
10 Jun 2013
Order Restored: Court Hands Down Key Judgment On BVI Hedge Fund Insolvencies
The Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court handed down an important ruling on the question of where investors stand in the "waterfall" of distributions in the liquidation of investment funds under British Virgin Islands law.
British Virgin Islands
20 Mar 2013
BVI Case Notes: Derivatives, Double Derivatives And Unfair Prejudice
Harneys continues to provide a regular roundup of recent case notes from the British Virgin Islands Commercial Court.
British Virgin Islands
26 Feb 2013
Free Standing Relief: Black Swan Orders
It has been almost 3 years since the substantial change to BVI law, brought about by the Black Swan case.
British Virgin Islands
13 Apr 2012
BVI Commercial Court Case Notes - June 2011
One of the largest cases in the BVI Commercial Court this year is the litigation brought by the liquidators of Fairfield. Fairfield is a BVI fund which was a major feeder fund into Bernie Madoffís company.
British Virgin Islands
28 Jun 2011
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